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Registration is now open! Early bird pricing for registration ends on July 10, so register today.
Book accommodation in the conference hotel by June 30!

Join us August 9–13, 2017 for:
five keynote sessions from world-renowned experts,
more than a hundred community-submitted talks,
two days of hackathon and preconferences,
and over a dozen workshops on topics including:

The future of editing Wikipedia - outreach in Africa - library partnerships - Wikidata tools - what readers visit - communicating your work - Wikimedia’s strategy - legal threats to free knowledge - Wikipedia in minority and endangered languages - Wikipedia in Iraq - medicine & emergency response - the gender gap - preventing online harassment - sounds and video - implicit bias - citations and references - the future of Wikisource and Wikiversity - real-time collaboration - global trends - leading teams - Wikidata and museums - making access affordable - the future of news - collaboration under censorship - education

And much, much more


Early bird conference registration ends July 10. Register now!
Two properties are offering discount rates to attendees. Deadline for the Sheraton Headquarters Hotel is June 30. Rates will be much higher and availability difficult, so register soon!
The program is now up! Over 100 sessions, keynotes, pre-conference workshops, and a Hackathon are planned.

Like Wikipedia itself, Wikimania is run on a not-for-profit basis—it's organised and run entirely by volunteers, and we need your help to make it happen!

Access to Wikimania brings great exposure and an outstanding brand association.

Interested in sponsoring this highly acclaimed global event? We are looking for sponsors and Wikimania 2017 has numerous sponsorship opportunities.

What is Wikimania?

Wikimania is the annual conference celebrating Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge projects with three days of conferences, discussions, meetups, training, and workshops. Hundreds of volunteers and Free Knowledge leaders from around the world gather to discuss issues, report on new projects and approaches, and exchange ideas.

Themes of the conference include the advancement of Free Knowledge, the role of academic and cultural institutions within the movement, privacy and rights, and the role of technology to further those objectives. Wikimania 2017 will also feature a deeper look about the role of the Movement within the Francophonie, and a number of program elements focusing on advancement of French within the projects.

Beyond the main event, there are other related events: the hackathon where the technical community around the Wikimedia projects join together to work and contribute, and multiple preconferences.

The event is held in and around the Centre Sheraton Montréal, in Montréal, Canada from August 9 to August 13, 2017. All are welcome, whether you're an expert, enthusiast, beginner, or just curious!

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